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Shart: The Challenge (2004)

A man who does not believe in love, places a bet with his childhood best friend that he won't fall in love. Things takes a turn when he gradually falls in love with a woman who has a protective brother.

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Puri Jagannadh (as Puri Jagannath)

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Puri Jagannadh (as Puri Jagannath)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tusshar Kapoor ... Karan Kapoor
Gracy Singh ... Sonam
Amrita Arora ... Saryu
Anupam Kher ... Mr. Kapoor
Prakash Raj ... Nanda
Himani Shivpuri ... Sonam's aunt
Rajpal Yadav ... Bhootnath
Ameesha Patel ... Herself (as Amisha Patel)
Pawan Kalyan ... Himself
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Maane - Karan's Manager
Shakti Kapoor ... Dilbaugh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asrani ... Dhabha 'Dawood' Bhai
Snehal Dabi ... Sonam's molestor
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Storyline

Karan lives a wealthy lifestyle in India, while his parents reside in the United States of America. Karan runs an advertising company and is very popular. He is in love with his childhood sweetheart, Sonam, and both are expected to marry son. Karan likes to get on challenges and bets - and ends up getting into a bet with Sonam that he can romance any woman and get her to marry him. Sonam chooses a woman, Saryu, and leaves for America to be with her future in-laws. Karan successfully woos Sarya, wins her heart and has her virtually eating out of his hand. He is all set to tell Sonam about his conquest - when he finds out that Saryu has a possessive brother, Nanda, who does not approve of Karan - and wants him out of her life, or else he would have him severely beaten up by his goons and forbids Saryu from seeing Karan. Karan accepts the challenge and is now determined to meet with Saryu at any and all costs. It is then that Nanda informs Saryu that Karan is really in love Sonam and ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

13 August 2004 (India) See more »

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Not too bad
2 March 2006 | by bryan-318See all my reviews

It was delightfully amusing. I expected something much different considering the title of the movie. (Reference Along Came Polly). This one is worth a watch!!! The character development was nicely done, and the actors easily portrayed their respective parts with delicate expertise. Kudos to the director for using each individual's unique qualities to bring a very unrehearsed feel to the storyline. The end was quite different than what I had come to expect. I was still waiting for someone to produce a true SHART! It was a bit more cerebral than that however, but I think a Shart could have been thrown in tactfully.

It seems that ten lines of text will be difficult to produce here without throwing in a spoiler. I guess commenting more on the director is in order. This is the second film I have seen from the same director and definitely much more my favorite. The Hindu films are interesting to watch in the fact that production differs so greatly from films produced in the United States. I would highly recommend someone view this film if it is your first "Hindywood" production; it will certainly whet your palate for more.


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